India have big guns returning
- Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli return for India.
- Bangladesh boast of a strong bowling attack at home.
India have a strong squad for this series unlike the second-string team that played in New Zealand. They are still a tad light on spin bowlers, but expect India to start off on a winning note. India have odds of 1.54 to win the first ODI.
Bangladesh are a strong side at home on turning wickets and will bank on their spinners to trouble India’s middle-order in particular. Bangladesh have odds of 2.34 to win the game. But it would take a special effort against this Indian batting line-up.
India hold the edge in head to head records
India have won 17 of the 21 completed ODIs between these teams in Bangladesh. However, it’s worth pointing out that Bangladesh have won two of the last three ODIs although they came way back in 2015.
Our Pick: India have a strong batting line-up and a quality bowling attack. Back India to win the final at 1.54!
India’s starting XI is a tad difficult to predict given that they are in the experimentation phase ahead of the 2023 ODI World Cup. Bangladesh, meanwhile, have done well in the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League and a win to start off the series would be a great result for them.
Keep an eye on…
Deepak Chahar has stepped up every time the team has needed him to and this series could be a big one for the all-rounder to make a spot in the ODI XI his own.
Tamim Iqbal returns after a while and in these conditions the start he provides could be crucial for Bangladesh to put up fighting totals that their spinners can defend.